Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 1018)

Almost denied because of his pot-smoking past, Bob Dylan will finally collect the Legion d’Honneur

Bob Dylan will on Wednesday finally collect a French award he was almost denied because of his pot-smoking and protesting past, officials confirmed on Tuesday. Dylan, 72, will emulate Paul McCartney as one of only a handful of foreigners to receive the Legion d’Honneur. The veteran US singer is in…

The Tea Party is losing support — even among conservative Republicans

Results from last week’s elections and national polling show the Tea Party has seen a major drop in popularity since 2010 It was just three years ago that the Tea Party was flying high. Riding a wave of anti-establishment and anti-Obama anger, Tea Party candidates knocked off Democrats and Republicans…

Brad Pitt director apologizes for filming Nazi battle scenes in Britain on Remembrance Day

The director of Brad Pitt’s new movie has apologised after filming battle scenes with actors dressed as Nazis in an English village on Remembrance Sunday. US writer-director David Ayer tweeted on Monday: “My heartfelt apologies for any disrespect on Remembrance Day. I am a veteran myself. It is an honor…

A deadly virus could travel at jet speed around the world. How do we stop it in time?

Silent and deadly, a virus will leap from an animal to a human and literally fly round the world. Millions of lives will depend on the skills of scientists. Walk past the endless rows of vegetables, past the dozens of stalls selling every possible part of a pig and, at…

Innovative Austrialian video postage stamp delivers personal message recipients can view on their mobile phone

Australia’s mail service has injected technology into the simple postage stamp — creating a “video stamp” to deliver a personal message that recipients can view on their mobile phone. Australia Post said the Video Stamp, to be distributed for free on some parcel services in the pre-Christmas period, was the…

Britain pays mothers to breastfeed in pilot program designed to reduce stigma in poor communities

New mothers in two areas of Britain are to be paid to breastfeed their babies, it was announced Tuesday, under a trial scheme aimed at boosting the practice in poor areas where it is “stigmatised”. Mums in Derbyshire, central England, and its neighbour South Yorkshire, will be offered shopping vouchers…

Chinese film market will surpass Hollywood in 10 years: Ang Lee

Oscar-winning director Ang Lee on Tuesday said that Chinese-language cinema could earn more revenue than Hollywood in ten years’ time and does not need to broaden its appeal. Speaking ahead of the Golden Horse Film Awards in Taiwan, Lee said: “(The) Chinese-speaking group is probably four times more than English-speaking…

UN launches massive $300 million appeal as warships head to battered Philippines to help

The UN launched an appeal for a third of a billion dollars on Tuesday as US and British warships steamed towards the typhoon-ravaged Philippines where well over 10,000 people are feared dead. Four days after Super Typhoon Haiyan destroyed entire coastal communities with record winds and tsunami-like waves, the magnitude…

Russia demands Poland apology over riots outside Warsaw embassy

Russia on Tuesday demanded an apology from Poland and slammed what it called a delayed police response after ultra-nationalist rioters went on the rampage outside the Russian embassy in Warsaw. The Russian foreign ministry in Moscow summoned the Polish ambassador Wojciech Zajaczkowski over Monday’s unrest, during which rioters set two…

China’s Communist Party vows to deepen reforms at key ‘Third Plenum’ meeting

China’s Communist Party ended a closely watched meeting Tuesday and approved a decision on “comprehensively deepening reforms”, state media reported. The official Xinhua news agency announced the close of the four-day meeting, known as the Third Plenum, which brings together all 376 members of the ruling party’s Central Committee. It…

Google+